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So Blue, FTA 2013 © André Cornellier

So Blue

LOUISE LECAVALIER

Louise Lecavalier jumps without a net into this choreography, pushing the body to a point of no return. A plunge, in fact a masterstroke.

Details

Swept up in a maelstrom, Lecavalier goes on the attack at almost unbelievable speed to the visceral rhythms of Mercan Dede, the alchemical musician who makes dervishes whirl virtually to a trance. Balancing on the tightrope of her life and yet perfectly in control, she shows what she is capable of and more in a perilous solo, revealing a burning fire within and the very depths of her atomic blue soul. In a flow of movements as fleeting as thoughts she becomes breath, energy, light. And then, under renewed tension, she pits herself against the dancer Frédéric Tavernini in a wild and frantic duo-duel. An intense, cathartic journey.

After Is You Me in 2008, followed by Children and A Few Minutes of Lock, a highlight of the 2010 FTA, Louise Lecavalier jumps without a net into this choreography, pushing the body to a point of no return. A plunge, a magnificent feat, a masterstroke. A must.

Credits

 

PRODUCED BY FOU GLORIEUX
CREATED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY LOUISE LECAVALIER
PERFORMED BY LOUISE LECAVALIER + FRÉDÉRIC TAVERNINI
REHEARSAL DIRECTOR AND ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHFRANCE BRUYÈRE
LIGHTING DESIGN ALAIN LORTIE
MUSIC MERCAN DEDE
ADDITIONAL MUSIC NORMAND-PIERRE BILODEAU + DAFT PUNK + MEIKO KAJI
REMIXING NORMAND-PIERRE BILODEAU + PHILIPPE DUPEYROUX
COSTUME DESIGN YSO
PHOTO ANDRÉ CORNELLIER

COPRODUCTION FESTIVAL TRANSAMÉRIQUES + TANZHAUS NRW (DÜSSELDORF) + THÉÂTRE DE LA VILLE (PARIS) + HELLERAU (DRESDEN) + NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE (OTTAWA)
CREATIVE RESIDENCY SZENE SALZBOURG

WRITTEN BY ANNE VIAU
TRANSLATED BY NEIL KROETSCH

PREMIERED AT TANZHAUS NRW, DÜSSELDORF, ON DECEMBER 7, 2012

WITH THE SUPPORT OF

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LOUISE LECAVALIER (MONTRÉAL)
FOU GLORIEUX

Dance Worker

Louise Lecavalier first danced for Édouard Lock in 1981 in Oranges and proudly wore the colours of La La La Human Steps until 1999. Those were years of a rare intensity marked by works that have since become mythical (Human Sex, New Demons, Infante, 2), complete with scintillating collaborations (David Bowie, Frank Zappa). Committed body and soul to her art, Lecavalier passionately incarnated an extreme dance, striking the imagination of an entire generation. She then pursued, in solo and duo work, her research into the possibilities of movement, strength, lack of constraint and the intelligence of the body, particularly the profoundly human quality underpinning our desire to take flight.

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